Will Flossing Get Rid Of Plaque?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Plaque is a sticky-feeling film that accumulates on your teeth. You may not see it but you can usually feel it with your tongue. When it hardens, it leads to tartar. Flossing can get rid of plaque. However, if it hardens and becomes tartar, you can no longer remove it through brushing and flossing alone. You’ll need to visit Manhattan Beach Dental Center to eliminate it. How to properly remove plaque To maintain good oral […]

Can Flossing Break a Filling?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Can flossing actually break a filling? Some of our patients at Manhattan Beach Dental Center would ask. Flossing, per se, is a safe way to clean your teeth, especially in areas that can’t be reached by a toothbrush. But there’s a technique that you must follow to help you floss the right away and avoid causing more harm than good to your teeth. Although it happens rarely, flossing can break a filling. It usually happens […]

Can Flossing Create Pocket Gaps?

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Pocket gaps are signs of gingivitis or gum problems. There are many causes of pocket gaps and one of them is an improper way of flossing. As long as it is done properly, flossing will not create pocket gaps. Dental Plaque Flossing can prevent dental plaque. The bacteria in dental plaque can result in the inflammation of your soft tissues. And if the inflammation is not stopped, it can cause gingivitis. It can be reversed […]

Can Flossing Cure Gingivitis

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Gingivitis is a common oral condition that affects both young and old individuals. Some experts believe that most of us have a form of gingivitis. Although it’s a common condition, many of us don’t understand what it is and how to treat it. So, can flossing cure gingivitis? Let’s find out. Can Flossing Cure Gingivitis? Unfortunately, flossing alone can’t cure gingivitis. You need to see your dentist to undergo a certain dental procedure called deep […]